Friday, November 15, 2019

Manchester United v Chelsea Preview: Conte To Best Mourinho Again?

First things first, Jose Mourinho is a football management great by any measure. The Iberian’s achievements in the dugout are matched by very few in football history. For a man with an inflatable ego and the blood of his ancestors who were notable explorers coursing through his veins, it’s no surprise Mourinho seems to have gotten tired of footballing...

UCL Round Of 16 Preview: Roses are Red, Who’ll Go Boo-hoo?

On a day set aside to celebrate affection, there will certainly be no love lost as several European heavyweights restart hostilities in a bid to become the continent’s top dogs. The UCL has been missed and what better way to restart things with some midweek love? Tuesday February 14, will see Barcelona travel to the Parc des Princes for the...

Liverpool v Spurs Preview: Hot Off The Press

This weekend will see Liverpool face-off at home against Tottenham Hotspur. This comes off the back of a winless January in the League for the Reds. Their last 2 wins came against Manchester City and Everton but that was so long ago. Mid-December to be precise, which hints Jurgen Klopp’s men may have forgotten something vital in the past. Invariably,...

AFCON FINAL PREVIEW: Battle Of Two Giants

The curtains come down on Africa's biggest showpiece as 2 of the continents sleeping giants awake from their slumber to battle for African football's most prestigious prize. In what promises to be a cptivating final with a bit of a nostalgic feel to it. ROAD TO THE FINAL CAMEROON   Cameroon's AFCON preparations were thrown into turmoil after a number of key individuals...

Liverpool vs Chelsea: A Tale Of Two Teams

The return leg comes up tonight and it threatens to serve up an interesting match-up. What should have been a grudge match between both title contenders has been transformed into a formality for Chelsea. While Liverpool has contributed to that with their indifferent form that has cost them the possibility of a domestic treble (if they ever had a...

AFCON 2017: Africa’s Biggest 11 Stars To Watch Out For

As the biggest football tourney in Africa kicks off, we take a look at the biggest stars to keep an eye out for across all 16 teams. Sadio Mane Country: Senegal Senegalese pocket rocket Sadie Mane's performances for Southampton were so good that Liverpool were persuaded to splurge £35m on him in the summer. The rest as they say is...

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: A Clash of Fire & Ice

A world where grown men act like teenage girls in a cheer leading team. A small space crowded with oversized egos and an inflated sense of self regard. Add constant pressure from irrational billionaires and a few million fans, mind games. We also have facing a Tony Pulis team twice in a season and the small matter of...

El Clasico: Title Decider or Too Early to Call?

More than a football match. More than a rivalry. This is a civil war re-enacted every year. A battle for supremacy, bragging rights and possibly a league title. Tonight, 20 of the 55 players nominated for the Fifpro XI will take to the pitch at the Camp Nou to do battle. That is the quality that the El clasico boasts....

Madrid Derby: Griezmann, Ronaldo & Other Things To Expect

On a golden weekend that promises top quality football after a drab international break, few games promise to be as entertaining or exhilarating as the Madrid Derby. Being the last match between these two at the Vicente Calderon, there is surely added incentive for both teams to show up each other in the super grudge match. After breaking...

The Milan Derby: Hope For A City In Ruins?

Popularly known as the Derby della Madonnina, the AC Milan v. Inter Milan match up has lost its appeal. Over the years, this fixture – which used to be bigger than either the Manchester or Madrid derby – has become less fawned over by the media. A week to the derby and you’d be hard pressed to read or...
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